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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

TGIF will mean something for county employees again

  Furlough Fridays may become a thing of the past. It appears that the county will have enough money to put its employees back to work full-time.

  The Plumas supervisors discussed ending furloughs during budget talks Sept. 10. The public hearing on the 2013-14 budget is scheduled to begin this morning, Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 10.

  Susan Scarlett, the county’s budget consultant, presented the supervisors with the latest revised figures, including a spreadsheet that outlined each department’s spending.

  “Your department heads have been very frugal,” Scarlett said. And some departments brought in more revenue than anticipated.

  The cut in spending, coupled with increased revenue, enables the board to stop talking about additional cuts and start talking about restoring some spending.

  The board tentatively made decisions to restore the county’s reserve fund to $2 million; lift county furloughs; and fund the fair.

  Scarlett told the supervisors that since they made difficult decisions last year and balanced the budget, they were now in a better position.

  The supervisors are scheduled to open budget hearings today and depending on public input and discussion, the hearing could close today or be continued for up to 14 calendar days. The budget must be adopted by Oct. 2.

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